Running a business is hard—but running a business while black introduces a whole new set of challenges. Of all the things black business owners must sacrifice, style shouldn’t be one. A well polished and put-together appearance says a lot about you before you even speak, it speaks to your attention to detail, level of professionalism, and even signals to the level of your success.
It’s easy to talk about all of the shortcomings and disadvantages prevalent in the black community, it takes a lot more effort to do something about it. This A-List of celebrities, athletes, and superstars have not only entertained us in their various professions, but they also went out of their way to empower and give back to their communities.
While the idea of “success” and “balance” remains open for interpretation, there are some definite habits a black man has to develop to maximize his true potential and live his best life. We asked 10 black men that are always evolving to share the habits that have helped the most.